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Month: March 2017

Ketogenic Diet: 10 Things you Need to Know!
Diet

Ketogenic Diet: 10 Things you Need to Know!

The ketogenic diet has been quietly developing a cult following online. Maybe you've heard about it, or maybe you haven't. The main thing you need to know about "keto," the popular nickname for the diet, is that it's high-fat, moderate protein, and low-carb. Many people who have tried the diet say the results are unbelievable. It's known to help with more than just weight loss, too, and has been credited to helping with diabetes, Lyme disease, epilepsy, and anxiety. If you're interested in trying the diet, here's what you need to know first. 1. SAY GOODBYE TO CARBS. 'Cause you can't have 'em! Technically speaking, you will have carbs — about 20 grams (of net carbs) per day. The source of these carbs will be vegetables, probably. But the point of this diet is to get your body to stop ...
Consumers Opposed to GM don’t Understand Plant Breeding
Genetically Modified Foods

Consumers Opposed to GM don’t Understand Plant Breeding

RED DEER — Consumer concern about the safety of genetically modified food stems from lack of understanding about plant breeding regardless of type, says an American corn breeder and professor at Cornell University. Margaret Smith said people have been modifying crops through domestication, selection and cross breeding for about 200 years, and genetic modification is only the newest tool available to achieve it. She referred to a 2001 U.S. survey in which more than 60 percent of respondents said they had never eaten a traditionally crossbred fruit or vegetable, and more than 64 percent thought they had never eaten a GM fruit or vegetable. As for GM content, there are few examples of fresh produce on the market today beyond some varieties of sweet corn, although a non-browning apple...
3 Health and Wellness Trends You Need to Watch in 2017
Wellness

3 Health and Wellness Trends You Need to Watch in 2017

For 2017, there are three emerging trends to keep at the top of your watch list. These trends are likely to create a more successful wellness program that you and your employees will be excited to participate in. Emerging Trend #1 – Wearables Wearable fitness tracking devices have made huge strides in recent years. Gone are the clunky versions of the past that featured a limited level of functionality. Today’s fitness trackers feature a sleek design that easily aligns with the user’s daily wardrobe. More closely resembling a watch or a bracelet than a health monitor, the stylish appearance of these modern trackers has contributed to their increase in popularity. Emerging Trend #2 – Social Challenges and Gamification Thanks to the improvements in wearables, social challenges are als...
7 Natural Remedies for Skin Tags
Remedies

7 Natural Remedies for Skin Tags

Skin tags are non-cancerous tumors that appear as bits of flesh or dark colored bumps, usually around neck or chest area. Many people develop skin tags in the middle age and there is a belief appear due to genetics or weight gain. They are triggered by a growth factor-triggered by insulin. If you have them, this is an addiction that you're consuming too much sugar or you did at some point in your past. Thus, to prevent their growth, you need to monitor diet. How to get rid of skin tags: 1. Bicarbonate of soda and Castor Oil. Max some bicarbonate of soda with castor oil and apply on the affected are at night. 2. Tea Tree Oil. This is an excellent remedy for various skin issues such as acne, cold sores, and chicken pox. 3. Garlic. Apply some fresh garlic juice on the skin tag ...
Food for Thought: Why we need to question the NZ diet
Diet

Food for Thought: Why we need to question the NZ diet

Healthy eating should be easy. Eat plenty of fruit and veggies, strike the right mix of protein and carbs, cut back on the booze and sugar and she'll be right - right? Healthy eating is deceptively complex. But we also know it's an issue of some urgency for New Zealand. Our ballooning obesity rate presents a public health crisis, and much of that can be traced to diet (exercise and lifestyle too, of course - but we'll shelve those for another day). Consensus has formed around some of the culprits: the sweet sting of sugar, increased portion sizes, and more processed food. We'll explore those how those trends, shaped in part by the multinational food giants, have taken root in New Zealand. We'll track how New Zealand's diet has evolved. In a matter of generations, we've moved fr...
5 Natural Allergy Remedies that Work
Remedies

5 Natural Allergy Remedies that Work

Before you pop those pills, spray your nose, or get that injection, you might want to consider some of the natural options that help with allergies. Here are some of my preferred foods and remedies: Papaya Enzymes—papaya contains a natural enzyme known as papain that has natural anti-inflammatory properties. As such, it helps alleviate inflammation linked to sinus and nasal swelling, as well as addressing many of the symptoms of allergies, hay fever, and excessive catarrh buildup. Quercetin—A natural antioxidant found in foods like apples, berries, cabbage, cauliflower, nuts, onions and tea, this nutrient has been found to have potent anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties, making it a great choice to reduce the effects of pollens and other allergens. Green Tea—Green tea i...
What other Options When Diet and Exercise Fail?
Diet, Wellness

What other Options When Diet and Exercise Fail?

Treating obesity can often be difficult. If you’re affected by obesity, you know first-hand that addressing your weight and improving your health is not always an easy task to accomplish. The scope of weight-loss options are wide and can often be confusing and intimidating. More than 93 million Americans are affected by the disease of obesity. Obesity carries with it various other diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and more. Combined with obesity, these conditions may greatly impact an individual’s quality of health and life. What are some weight loss options: Gastric bypass and other weight-loss surgeries are major, life-changing procedures. While weight-loss surgery can help reduce your risk of weight-related health problems — such as type 2 diabetes, h...
Inguinal Hernia Recovery: Treatment, Prevention, and Home Remedies
Remedies

Inguinal Hernia Recovery: Treatment, Prevention, and Home Remedies

Inguinal hernias develop when the tissues of the abdomen bulge through a weaker part of the lower abdominal wall. There are two types of inguinal hernias: indirect and direct. Indirect inguinal hernias are caused by a defect in the abdominal wall that is present at birth. On the other hand, direct hernias develop over time and are a result of muscle weakness in the lower abdomen—they are most prominent in males. If not treated, inguinal hernias can lead to complications. One of them is incarceration, which develops fat or part of the small intestine gets stuck in the groin or scrotum and cannot get back to the abdomen. Another complication is strangulation, which occurs when the incarcerated hernia is not treated. The blood supply to the small intestine is lost and that section of th...